A Muddy Mess is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask.


Here's a bridge at the side of a river. The ground's all muddy, so you can see the footprints left by all the people who've been here recently. None of them seem to have had the same footwear.

Can you tell how many people crossed the bridge?


Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

This is a bit of a trick question, so be careful not to get caught out.

You might get the impression that a lot of people crossed the bridge, but are you positive about that?

Read the question carefully.

Sure, there are plenty of footprints in front of the bridge, but an you tell out of those how many crossed the bridge?

The puzzle is asking you to look only for the number of people who actually crossed the bridge.

You don't need to bother counting the footprints in front of the bridge. You just need to focus on the ones that appear on the bridge. If you can count those, the answer should be clear.



Too bad.

Take a deep breath and think about it.



Only two people crossed the bridge. There might be a lot of footprints in front of the bridge, but there are only footprints for two on the bridge itself.

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